Tomorrow is not guaranteed, let alone next summer. Gov. Christie's sobering reality check about the long road to rebuilding the shore is just the latest hit to life as we know it in New Jersey.
Every year for Easter, my mom gets each of her grandchildren a 100-pack of tickets for the rides on Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, NJ. The tickets go on sale early - for half price - in the spring. My mom, like me, can't pass up a bargain:
|Notice the Easter Bunny on the ticket book.|
Shortly after Sandy hit and the scope of the destruction came to light, I found this year's ticket book and showed it to Peanut. We still have six tickets left:
Tickets we thought we'd go back and use this year, or next year, to make memories like this one, with my mom:
|Summer 2009. See toddler Peanut in the front?|